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Teaching children respect and inclusivity

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Recently the Ontario government introduced legislation which would provide a strong anti-bullying message to children and youth across the province. This week, a group of individuals denounced this piece of legislation - claiming that it was a front for a means of indoctrinating children with a...

The Mental Health Commission of Canada seeks input from Canadian schools on student mental health needs

Friday, December 2, 2011
This message just came in to Ophea this afternoon. If your school has not participated in the survey, or if you are not sure, read on to find out more. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is asking every school in Canada to participate in a survey about school-based mental health and substance...

School Food and Beverage Policy - Information Request

Friday, December 2, 2011
Following is a letter from the Healthy Schools and Student Well-Being Unit of the Ministry of Education - they are looking for input from you! The Ministry of Education is in the process of developing resources to support secondary school teachers with the implementation of the School Food and...

Help prepare children and youth for a world in which HIV and AIDS continues to be a reality

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Did you know that today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day? It has been observed since 1988, and was the first global health day. The intent of World AIDS Day is for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have...